Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick (1999, 159 min.). An eerie soundtrack, diffused lighting, and dream-like sets provide an intense and mesmerizing atmosphere in Kubrick’s last film, finishing the final edit five days before his death. When Bill (Tom Cruise) is consumed with jealousy after his wife (Nicole Kidman) professes fantasies about a younger man, he embarks on a night-long adventure that becomes increasingly bizarre as the lines between dream and reality blur. “Mr. Kubrick left one more brilliantly provocative tour de force as his epitaph” (The New York Times).
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Stanley Kubrick on the set of EYES WIDE SHUT (GB/USA 1999). Photo: Manuel Harlan © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / The Stanley Kubrick Archive